Lost Souls
Arrow Season 4



Critic Ratings: 17
Critics Consensus

Emily Bett Rickards revels in the spotlight during an Arrow installment that proves to be satisfying enough that viewers will forgive it for devoting its story to establishing the spinoff Legends of Tomorrow.

Episode Info

Felicity becomes frantic when she learns Ray is alive and being held by Damien Darhk. Felicity's guilt over not finding Ray sooner causes tension between her and Oliver. Meanwhile, Sara joins Laurel, Thea and the team on a rescue mission to free Ray. However, the effects of the Lazarus Pit take over and threaten to jeopardize the entire operation.


Stephen Amell
as Oliver Queen
Katie Cassidy
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
David Ramsey
as John Diggle
Jamey Sheridan
as Robert Queen
Paul Blackthorne
as Quentin Lance
Willa Holland
as Thea Queen
Emily Bett Rickards
as Felicity Smoak
Colton Haynes
as Roy Harper
John Barrowman
as Malcolm Merlyn
Neal McDonough
as Damien Darhk
Charlotte Ross
as Donna Smoak
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Critic Reviews for Lost Souls

Not only did Emily Bett Rickards turn in a powerful performance, but her character's development was spot-on as well.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

For most of the hour, Felicity is in rare form, fueled by anger and guilt in the effort to save Ray.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

I like their dynamic and don't think it's taking away from Felicity to provide more Terrific Smoak time...

Apr 7, 2020 | Full Review…

Dig keeps it real. Ollie feels better. Classic bromance moment.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

We knew the big "twist" for over half a year thanks to the announcement that Brandon Routh is reprising his Arrow role... it was nonetheless an entertaining and epic episode surrounding the search and rescue of Ray Palmer.

Aug 3, 2018 | Full Review…

What's great about this episode, "Lost Souls," is that it can be told nearly entirely from the point of view of the comic relief characters, and Arrow has been absolutely nailing those for this entire season.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

An episode that feels more like The Flash than I've ever seen Arrow before... I just hope that the firmly set tone presented here continues so Felicity can promptly get on board without the other leg still on the Season 3 "darkness train."

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

What "Lost Souls" did best was remind us how quickly Oliver and Felcity got together and threw caution to the wind... So much of this hour was about two people who are finding their way in their new dynamic, and it was beautiful.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 4.25/5 | Full Review…

For an episode that has to balance building another show with the needs of its own characters, 'Lost Souls' makes the right choice in focusing on Felicity and Oliver.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

I can't stress the relief Arrow Season 4 will feel once Legends kicks off on its own course through the time stream, but "Lost Souls" at least offered a refreshingly well-built hour in the meantime, knowing exactly the right emotional beats to emphasize.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

"Lost Souls" feels like several Arrow episodes crammed into one... To the creative team's credit, however, it never specifically feels like the disaster I've made it out to be.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: 7.2/10 | Full Review…

It was nice to see so many familiar faces back in play, but on the whole this episode marked a low point for the season so far.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: 7.1/10 | Full Review…